Daily Archives: October 23, 2021

Climate Change Cost Tax Payers $100+ Billion, Warns Katie Porter

The HillOct 23, 2021
So far this year, weather and climate disasters have cost U.S. taxpayers $100+ billion. We simply can’t afford to keep stalling on climate action. The price will keep going up if we don’t act boldly and swiftly.

David Attenborough Breaking Boundaries-of Earth (excerpts)

Peter CarterOct 23, 2021
David Attenborough’s latest film is Breaking Boundaries (Netflix). This is a very short sampler of edits on how crucial this time is to humanity.

The Overview Effect & Humanity’s Future

Cosmic Perspective

Streamed live 17 hours ago

Join us for a live event, featuring engaging discussions between astronauts, philosophers, and artists on the new era of space exploration, Frank White’s theory of The Overview Effect phenomenon, and what it could mean for the future of our species.

Friday, October 22 2:30pm – 4pm ET (6:30pm – 8pm UTC)
You can watch live here via YouTube or join our Zoom Webinar.

Register for the webinar: https://cosmicperspective.com/overvie…
Co-hosts: MaryLiz Bender, @Cosmic Perspective
Robin Seemangal, @Supercluster
Frank White, Human Space Program & author of The Overview Effect

Speakers: @Dr. Sian Proctor, Inspiration4/SpaceX Astronaut
Tim Dodd, @Everyday Astronaut
@Jason Silva: Shots of Awe
Nicole Stott, Astronaut & Space For Art Foundation
Michael López-Alegría, Astronaut & Axiom
Beth Moses, Astronaut/Instructor at Virgin Galactic
Glen De Vries, Blue Origin Astronaut
Loretta Whitesides, SpaceKind & @Yuri’s Night
Hillary Coe, Lead Designer for human-based technology & spaceflight
John Kraus, Inspiration4 photographer/launch photographer
Kyle Schember, @Subtractive Inc.
Jamie Carreiro, Supercluster
Dylan Taylor, Voyager Space Holdings & Multiverse

Media Event Sponsored by: Supercluster: https://supercluster.com/
Multiverse Media: https://multiversemedia.com/
Cosmic Perspective: https://cosmicperspective.com/

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See related:

Spanning Oceans – Bridging Traditions: The Global Humanities & “The Overview Effect” on a Small Planet

In particular, view:

and see:



Chuck Williams, “Capitol Beach: Coping after the Polar Ice Melt”

[Displayed in exhibit: “Art Optimism: The 2021 Athanaeum Open” – Focus on Climate Change and Sustainability
September 23 — October 31, 2021 – Online and in the gallery]

Chuck Williams
Capitol Beach: Coping after the Polar Ice Melt
Oil on canvas 24″ x 40″
The citizens of our planet are bombarded every day with dire warnings about our rapidly increasing global temperatures and the consequences of inaction. Many of us don’t believe, and others are happy to leave the issue to future generations. As a result, we probably will not take serious action until we see the consequences where we live. We are a very resilient and creative species, and will undoubtedly find solutions when we decide we’re ready, but we will have to find ways to live with the new confrontation of nature and civilization when it happens. Coastal regions of the world will change quickly with rising waters and higher temperatures, but could this be the dream of many of us? Waterfront property and tropical winters are coming to many of us where we live, and no doubt we’ll adapt happily to the new normal!
[Chuck Williams]